Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Privy Council is Misspeaking

My email to the complaints commissioner was sent on Jan 31, the response came on Feb 3, in the article, the Privy Council says it was only up for a day. I posted the link to complain to CAPP and am looking for others who complained.

Jerry Prager []
Sent: January 31, 2010 1:00 PM
To: Conflict of Interest and Ethics Commissioner/Commissariat aux conflits d’intérêts et à l'éthique
Subject: Partisan use of a government website

Dear Commissioner,

This is webpage is offensive and unethical.
Please do something about it.

Jerry Prager
Guelph, On

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Not happy that Nancy Greene has become a shill

for a right wing religious hypocrite: contact her here

Dislike the way

Harpercons are trending ? Mike Duffy's Olympic fundraiser ?
Contact the party here.

Election writ =

"all Cabinet decisions affecting Domestic economic and political policy considerations should be released to the Public on the dropping of the election writ.

Then all parties would have to talk about real issues, not idle speculations."

Disown the Odium

Put on your Thinking CAPP:

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Vanity thy name is

Stephen Harper.

Con Prorogue Talking point from 2007: re Chretien

In 2007 the Conservative Party of Canada to justify the government's decision to prorogue circulated other past examples of prorogation, one talking point in particular deserving particular interest:

November 12, 2003 – Jean Chretien announced that Parliament was prorogued on the eve of the Liberal leadership convention (so Chretien and Martin didn’t have to sit together in the House of Commons and face a dispute over who was Prime Minister). Martin did not become Prime Minister until December 12, 2003 and Parliament did not resume until February 2, 2004 – almost four months later.

Which is to say that Chretien wasn't running away from parliament like Stephen Harper did twice.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Harper: bringing back old time Conservative values

"Agitators and agitation will be ground into dust with an iron heel or ruthlessness."

A return to the pre-Liberal/Labour Canada and the policies of the conservatives circa 1920's-1935, interrupted by that pesky war in Europe.

Conservative Blogger Admits

there was lost time.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

CAPP just crossed 225,000

and is still growing. Join the Canadian voters movement, change is coming.

Friday, February 5, 2010

RALLY Expose that isn't.

Conservative bloggers are slavering all over the CAPP Facebook Group and elsewhere screaming, see see we knew the rallies were partisan, and not non-partisan like the organizers said, see see, here's the evidence on this website that we Harpercons paid for !

The majority of Canadians took a partisan position against Stephen Harper three elections in a row precisely because we suspected and then knew that he is a liar and a hypocrite and is anything but a lover of democracy.

Who the hell else would on the streets in large numbers but those who voted Liberal, New Democrat, Green, except the large number of Conservative voters who were betrayed by Peter MacKay and who have also joined CAPP, except as well independents and small party voters who also feel betrayed by Harpercon inc ? Of course we planned the rallies.

Canadian voters are going to continue to rally and plan and cooperate in order to guarantee that Stephen Harper and his policies will not survive a fourth election.

Guelph's Jan 23rd rally was organized by CAPP, CUPE and the Council of Canadians,
on March 3, there will be more of us, from all over the spectrum but from the right that hardens around Harper like a shell of contempt.

Get well Jack

Eye of the tiger, thrill of the fight..

Fair Share Cabinet

My solution to the mess Canadian democracy is in, is one, which I believe would be most fair to the vast majority of voters, and that is all inclusive, proportionally representative cabinet. Cabinet is the government. The House would become the loyal opposition and get the watchdogs and GG, the PM would have to step aside if he or she can't keep the confidence of the House, and the party whips become effectively meaningless, restoring representation to local voters, and removing it from the parties. It's a much simpler form of proportional rep, it's more cost effective, and could actually become a custom of the House without any changes to the constitution: all it would take is a willing PM, and parties prepared to run the House on behalf of the largest possible majority of Canadian voters.

The Christian Cons' Complaint

Apparently, the only people allowed to vote in online polls like the ones employed by CTV to justify all things Harper are conservatives. If 223,000 Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament decide to vote they're being undemocratic (although about 20% of CAPP members seem to be conservatives from the Progressive side of the party betrayed by Peter MacKay.) Apparently, the Christian Con thinks that if we don't bend over for the shaft from self-professed social authoritarians, we're Harper haters. Some people never will understand that democracy is meant to respect the directions of the majority.
Maybe that's why lying, the inability to apologize for wrong doing, and ethical hypocrisy of all kinds are the hallmarks of the American-inspired holier-than-thou minority that now governs this nation.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Jesus doesn't hate as much as Harper's does

The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in Canada (Hardcover)
by Marci McDonald (Author)

An urgent wake-up call for all Canadians who think that this country is immune from the righteous brand of Christian nationalism that has bitterly divided and weakened the United States.

In her new book, Marci McDonald documents the startling extent of the influence that the religious right already wields in Canada and shows how, quietly, often stealthily, it has provoked far-reaching changes in Canadian policies and institutions, including our public service, our schools and our courts.

In four short years, galvanized by their failure to stop same-sex marriage, not only have conservative Christians developed a permanent infrastructure in Ottawa, designed to outlast whatever party is in power, but they have done so by borrowing the rowdy style of the American religious right to which most of their leaders boast close ties. Their rise has been tied to the election of Stephen Harper and it is no secret that evangelicals have already re-shaped Harper's foreign policy in the Middle East, guided by what McDonald terms the Armageddon Factor. But few Canadians are aware that a militant band of conservative Christians with a direct pipeline to Harper's cabinet is also attempting to reshape the country's social, cultural and even scientific policies, driven by a belief that Canada has a biblically ordained role to play in the final days before Armageddon and the Second Coming of Christ.

Monday, February 1, 2010

More Tory propaganda on a Government Wesbsite